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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down CakeA traditional-style recipe with 35% fewer calories. Serve warm with fat-free whipped topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 slices canned pineapple in juice, undrained
1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon reserved pineapple juice
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 maraschino cherries, drained, halved
2 tablespoons chopped nuts

6 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, softened
1 cup Equal® Spoonful**
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup reserved pineapple juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Topping: Drain pineapple slices, reserving juice. Combine melted butter, 1 tablespoon reserved pineapple juice, 1/4 cup Equal® and cornstarch in bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan. Arrange drained pineapple slices, cherries and nuts over butter mixture.
  2. For Cake: Beat butter, 1 cup Equal®, eggs and vanilla in mixing bowl on medium speed of electric mixer until blended. Combine cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk and 1/3 cup reserved pineapple juice, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix well after each addition. Spread batter over pineapple slices in pan.
  3. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand a few minutes, then invert onto serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener.

**May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 276, protein 6 g, carbohydrate 26 g, fat 17 g, cholesterol 6 mg, sodium 277 mg.

Food Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.